Fighters for the 99% celebrate at Buffalo’s Juneteenth

By Cameron Orr BUFFALO, NY — Juneteenth, the mid-June holiday that commemorates the day in 1865 on which enslaved people of African descent in Galveston, Texas learned they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation two years earlier, has been growing in popularity. Buffalo, New York now hosts the third largest Juneteenth Festival in the…

U. S. revolutionary traditions highlighted in Buffalo

By Cameron Orr A contingent of the New York District of the Communist Party USA tabled at the Buffalo event for the third year in a row to celebrate the important U.S. holiday. Juneteenth honors the abolition of slavery in Texas in 1865, the freeing of the last enslaved people in the crumbling Confederacy. Continuing…

Does law enforcement believe their own defense?

By Gabe Falsetta Another tragic NYPD killing of an African American – this time, an elder with a history of mental illness – has brought Sergeants Benevolent Association President, Ed Mullins to once again give his interpretation of the shooter’s innocence after the officer was indicted on murder charges May 31st. According to the June…

Service workers win battle over scheduling

“Since they don’t want to come to the table, we took it upon ourselves to bring our own table,” Papa John’s Pizza worker and Fight for 15 leader Shantel Walker told Peoples World. “Many domestic workers are immigrants who don’t know their rights … but don’t feel they have the right to speak up, because they live in fear,” said domestic worker Daniela Contreras of the National Domestic Workers Alliance. “We must build organizations that make it possible for us to come together and organize to have our human and working needs met.”